"Delirious in Pink"

Some good things in life are still FREE!!! :)

Here's for the broke! Hehehe
A free film screening of three gay films this Saturday with discussion after.
I know they also have free snacks. What more can I ask? :)

Detailed instructions on how to go to Titus Brandsma is at the bottom
pelikula@titusbrandsma is a free monthly film screening with dialogue that features fine samples of world cinema. It is an offering of the Titus Brandsma Center (TBC) Media Program under the auspices of the Carmelites in the Philippines. This monthly event is aimed at giving a meaningful experience for film enthusiasts.See Pelikula Titus Website

Showing This Month: "Delirious in Pink"

June 26, Saturday, 1pm onwards (Free Admission)



A Jihad for Love (2007)

Directed by Parvez Sharma
Produced by Sandi Simcha DuBowski and Parvez Sharma
Distributed by First Run Features (U.S.)
Running time 81 min
Language English, Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Hindi, French, Turkish, etc.

Parvez Sharma's A Jihad for Love marks one of the very first documentaries to examine the occasional overlaps between Islam and homosexuality. Evincing great sensitivity to both the subject matter and the interviewees, Sharma hones in on a transcontinental group of homosexual individuals who attempt to reconcile their faith in the Koran (where, according to many interpretations, same-sex relations are condemned) with their non-heterosexual identities. Hailing from countries as diverse as France, South Africa, Turkey, and India, these individuals typically find themselves in a delicate position; forced to hide their private lives in their native Muslim communities under fear of death, the next best option that exists involves immigrating out of the Middle East and thus abandoning their home cultures. At the core of her film, Sharma suggests that the answer may lie in an unusual source of hope: the devout individuals who, in lieu of relinquishing Islam, make the difficult and commendable decision to try to reconcile their sexual and romantic proclivities with their Islamic faith.

Controversy and Problems

Sharma's making of the film has not been without criticism.
" About every two weeks I get an e-mail that berates me, condemns me to hell and, if they are nice, asks me to still seek forgiveness while there is still time. "

The film was banned from screening at the 2008 Singapore International Film Festival "in view of the sensitive nature of the subject that features Muslim homosexuals in various countries and their struggle to reconcile religion and their lifestyle," Amy Chua, Singapore Board of Film Censors chairwoman was quoted as saying by The Straits Times.

Awards: 2009 Outstanding Documentary, GLAAD Media Awards; 2008 Best Documentary (Special Mention - Sharvez Parma), Milan International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival; 2008 Best Documentary Film (Sharvez Parma), Torino International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

Tropical Malady (Sud Pralad)

(Thailand, 2004)

Written and Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Produced by Charles de Meaux and Axel Moebius
Starring Sakda Kaewbuadee as Tong, Banlop Lomnoi as Keng, Sirivech
Jareonchon, Udom Promma and Huai Deesom
Distributed by TIFA, Kick the Machine, Anna Sanders Films
Running time 125 minutes
Language Thai

One of Thailand's leading experimental filmmakers, Apichatpong Weerasethakul directed this ambitious examination of fear and desire. Keng (Banlop Lomnoi) is a soldier who has been assigned duty as a forest ranger in the woodlands of the country. While on duty, he meets a young man named Tong (Sakda Kaewbuadee); Keng becomes deeply infatuated with Tong, but while Tong is friendly with Keng, he is obviously unwilling to respond to his romantic overtures. As Keng deals with his disappointment, he learns that a number of animals and villagers have fallen victim to a vicious predator who may be a tiger or a shape-shifting shaman. Keng gathers his courage and begins tracking the beast lurking deep within the jungle shadows. Sud Pralad ( aka Tropical Malady) was screened in competition at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.

"A movie that really consume the inside, like a terminal disease. Every senses of your body will be over-excited, there is a TERRIFIC use of sound effects, that will render the tropical forest a living entity, intelligent, thinking, speaking. The contrast between the horrors and anguishes of modern time and the most charming folk legends , that awaken the most genuine human side from the bottom of our hearts is something quite unique and unforgettable..."

2004 Cannes Film Festival - Jury Prize
2004 São Paulo International Film Festival - Critics Award
2005 Indianapolis International Film Festival - Special Jury Prize for Directing

It was ranked 49th on They Shoot Pictures, Don't They's list of the 250 best films of the 21st century and was rated the third best film of 2005 by Slant Magazine's Ed Gonzalez.

A Single Man (2009)

Directed and Produced by Tom Ford
Written by Tom Ford and David Scearce based on Christopher Isherwood's novel
Starring Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Ginnifer Goodwin, Nicholas Hoult and Jon Kartajarena
Distributed by The Weinstein Company
Running time 99 minutes

Fashion designer Tom Ford makes his directorial debut adapted the story from a book by Christopher Isherwood, which tells the tragic tale of a professor's loss of his longtime partner.

It's November 30, 1962. Native Brit George Falconer, an English professor at a Los Angeles area college, is finding it difficult to cope with life. Jim, his personal partner of sixteen years, died in a car accident eight months earlier when he was visiting with family. Jim's family were not going to tell George of the death or accident let alone allow him to attend the funeral. This day, George has decided to get his affairs in order before he will commit suicide that evening. As he routinely and fastidiously prepares for the suicide and post suicide, George reminisces about his life with Jim. But George spends this day with various people, who see a man sadder than usual and who affect his own thoughts about what he is going to do. Those people include Carlos, a Spanish immigrant/aspiring actor/gigolo recently arrived in Los Angeles; Charley, his best friend who he knew from England, she who is a drama queen of a woman who romantically desires her best friend despite his sexual orientation; and Kenny Potter, one of his students, who seems to be curious about his professor beyond English class.

The film was nominated for the Golden Lion at the 66th Venice International Film Festival and Colin Firth was awarded the Coppa Volpi for Best Actor at the film festival for his performance in the film. He has also received a BAFTA for best actor. Firth has also received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama nomination, a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role nomination, as well as an Academy Award for Best Actor nomination. For her performance, Julianne Moore was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in Motion Picture. Abel Korzeniowski was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score.

On January 14, 2010, the film was nominated for Outstanding Film - Wide Release at the 21st GLAAD Media Awards.

sources: wikipedia.org, imdb.com, allmovie.com

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E.Rodriguez Avenue Route:
(from España, Manila)

>E.Rodriguez - Right to New York St. - Right to Lantana St. - Left to Rosario Drive - Right to Acacia st. (see map below)
Landmarks: Immaculate Conception Church (Lantana), Boston Gallery (going to Rosario Drive)

Aurora Boulevard Route:
(from Cubao to Manila-Legarda side)

>Aurora Blvd./Cubao - Betty Go Belmonte St. (Valley Road) - Rosario Drive - Acacia St.
Landmarks: X'tian Academy School, Caltex & Landbank (Betty Go), Teresa of Avila Bldg. (corner Rosario & Acacia)

*Take Stop & Shop, Divisoria jeepney
Note: Tricycle stations are found both in Lantana and Betty Go Belmonte Sts.


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Anonymous said...

wow...i love to watch kahit 1 lng sana sa mga films you mentioned, the thing is hindi ako papayagan ni gf :(...haaayyz


Anonymous said...

nag attempt ako panuorin ang single guy..di ko natangalan.di ko na keri ang mga "artistic" shots ni tom ford.i love matthew goode pa naman...inantok kasi ako....twistedhalo

firewomyn said...

@shygirl- that's sad. why would gf not allow you to watch a film you love?

@twistedhalo - oh, i hope kayanin ko. single man is the one i'd like to watch in the three. :)

Anonymous said...

gusto ni gf kasama ko sya manood ng movie and i know this is not her type. Her dialogue is always like this. "Bakit nanonood ba ako ng movie mag-isa or iba ang kasama? Kaya ndi ka pwedeng manood ng hindi ako ang kasama" toinks..


firewomyn said...

@shygirl - i see. bawal ka pala manood ng hindi sya kasama. if you're cool with that set up, i don't see any problem. :)